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dc.contributor.authorBalanay, Raquel
dc.contributor.authorHalog, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-19T03:06:57Z
dc.date.available2021-07-19T03:06:57Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2079-8954en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/systems9020038en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/406102
dc.description.abstractThis systematic review examines the importance of a systems/holistic approach in analyzing and addressing the footprints/impacts of business-as-usual activities regarding the development of a circular economy (CE). Recent works on why current CE approaches have to be examined in terms of reductionist vs. systems perspectives are reviewed to tackle questions pertaining to the right or the wrong way of CE implementation. ‘Doing the right thing right’ is essential for sustainability—the ultimate goal of a CE, which must be viewed as a system to begin with. The limited reductionist approach overlooks and thus cannot prognosticate on the formidable unintended consequences that emerge from ‘doing the right things wrong’, consequences that become too costly to undo. The systems approach, being holistic, is complicated and difficult to pursue but open to exciting opportunities to integrate innovations in CE analysis and implementation. Complexity is an inherent downside of the systems approach. However, both approaches are complementary, as reductionist models can be combined to create a system of comprehensive analysis to correct the approach towards implementation of current CE initiatives. This review reports that advancements in systems analytical frameworks and tools are highly important for creating general guidelines on CE analysis and implementation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSystemsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applicationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArtificial Intelligence and Image Processingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComputer Softwareen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0501en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0801en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0806en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0803en_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences - Other Topicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsreductionist approachen_US
dc.subject.keywordssystems thinkingen_US
dc.titleA Review of Reductionist versus Systems Perspectives towards 'Doing the Right Strategies Right' for Circular Economy Implementationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBalanay, R; Halog, A, A Review of Reductionist versus Systems Perspectives towards 'Doing the Right Strategies Right' for Circular Economy Implementation, Systems, 2021, 9 (2)en_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-07-18T22:14:33Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).en_US
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